Russia has decided to restrict its citizen to connect with the rest of the world via the famous social media platform Instagram application.
More than two weeks have passed since the start of the war between Russia and Ukraine, and both sides have suffered heavy losses. However, during the invasion of Ukraine, Russia faced many sanctions from governments around the world, as evidenced by the decisions of some of the world’s largest technology companies. While most companies, such as Apple, Samsung, Google, and Meta, have stopped selling their products or providing their services in Russia, Russian regulators have decided to block Instagram in the country.
In its latest move, Russia has decided to ban its citizens from connecting with the rest of the world through the popular social media platform Instagram. Russian regulator Roskomnadzor said in a recent statement that it would restrict access to Meta-owned Instagram from March 14, 2022. The update comes a day after both Facebook and Instagram made minor changes to their existing policy and allowed violent posts. Speeches against Russian soldiers and politicians.
Russian citizens will not be able to access Instagram from Monday. The regulatory body cited a statement from Meta spokesman Andy Stone as saying: “As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have provided temporary allowances for forms of political expression that are typically violent. Will break the rules, such as ‘death to death. Russian invaders.’ We will still not allow credible calls for violence against Russian citizens. “The statement was also defended by Nick Clegg, president of META’s global affairs department, who noted that the company’s policies focus on protecting people’s right to speak as an expression of their defense. However, it did not affect the Russian regulatory authority, which is set to restrict access to Instagram next Monday. Adam Mosser, head of Instagram, expressed his displeasure at the situation, saying that the decision to block Instagram in Russia was wrong. “This decision will cut off 80 million people in Russia and the rest of the world,” Moussari”, said in a tweet. It is important to note that Russia has already restricted access to Facebook and the microblogging platform Twitter. Stay tuned for more updates on the Russia-Ukraine war.